02/20/17  Bill To Change Antique License Plate To 45 Years Withdrawn


The sponsor of a bill that would increase the minimum age of a car qualifying for “antique” plates agreed to withdraw the bill from consideration .However, Representative Jack Fortner of Yellville says he has not changed his mind about the bill which would change the minimum age of a vehicle from 25 to 45 years in order to get an “antique” plate. It would not affect existing plates.

Fortner says it bothers him that someone with a 1992 Chevy truck now can put an “antique” license plate on what amounts to his daily use vehicle. An antique plate costs a one time $7.00 fee versus the $23.00 a year paid by owners of vehicles younger than 25 years.